‘Lizzie McGuire’: How the Disney Plus Revival Ground to a Halt (EXCLUSIVE)

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Disney Plus does not seem to be figuring it out on the way when it comes to the “Lizzie McGuire” revival. Production on the show halted in January after the firing of original series creator and re…

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Production was halted on the LizzieMcGuire revival when series creator/revival showrunner Terri Minsky was fired after just two episodes: 'Ideally I would love it if it could be given that treatment of going to Hulu and doing the show that we were doing'

Disney Plus does not seem to be figuring it out on the way when it comes to the “Lizzie McGuire” revival. Production on the show halted in January after the firing of original series creator and re…

Disney Plus “Love, Simon” series. Now titled “Love, Victor,” the show was moved this week to Hulu after it was deemed not “family-friendly” enough for the Disney-branded streamer. In her post, Duff circled the words “family-friendly” in the headline and wrote above it “Sounds familiar.” “I am so proud of the two episodes we did,” Minsky told Variety Lizzie McGuire at 30 that needs to be seen. It’s a wonderful thing to watch. I would love the show to exist, but ideally I would love it if it could be given that treatment of going to Hulu and doing the show that we were doing. That’s the part where I am completely in the dark. It’s important to me that this show was important to people. I felt like I wanted to do a show that was worthy of that kind of devotion.” Duff declined to comment for this story, but multiple sources close to the production tell Variety that the star is none too happy with the Mouse House for firing Minsky. The two women wanted to do a more adult version of Lizzie for the revival, while Disney wants a show that would appeal to kids and families, something more akin to the original series. Sources say that Disney was initially onboard with Minsky and Duff’s take from the time they pitched it to filming, during which time executives from Disney were onset and were aware of the type of content that would be featured in the show. Production on the show began in November but had paused in early January as Duff was going on her honeymoon in Mozambique. Two days before she returned, broke the news that Minsky would be fired. According to multiple sources, Minsky, her writing staff, the production team and Duff learned that Minsky was being removed as showrunner only after the Variety story was published, despite Variety having reached out to Disney for comment hours prior to publication. (Minsky declined to comment on how she learned of her dismissal.) At this time, no new showrunner has been named, though meetings with potential replacements for Minsky are said to be ongoing. It is possible the show could still move forward if a new showrunner is able to balance the desires of both Duff and Disney, but that appears increasingly unlikely, sources with knowledge of the show indicate. A Disney spokesperson denied that the show is being scrapped in a statement. “We paused production on ‘Lizzie McGuire’ a few weeks ago to allow time for some creative re-development,” they said. “Our goal is to resume production and to tell an authentic story that connects to the millions who are emotionally invested in the character, and a new generation of viewers too.” The cast — which also includes original series stars Adam Lamberg, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine and Jake Thomas — as well as the writers and production staff are now said to be in limbo awaiting a decision on the show’s future. “Lizzie McGuire” is one of several nostalgic IP-based projects in the works at Disney Plus. The streamer recently gave out series orders for a “Turner & Hooch” series starring Josh Peck, a “Mighty Ducks” series that will see Emilio Estevez reprise the role of Gordon Bombay, and an Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor. New episodes of “The Proud Family,” a Disney Channel original like “Lizzie McGuire,” are also said to be in the works. Read more: Variety

Sign and share this petition ❤️❤️❤️ Not wanting to do two shows because they aren’t family friendly but has The Simpsons on its streaming platform. A giant yellow idiot that chokes his son and does a lot of other shit. How is that family friendly🤨 netflix I trust you to save this show. Lizzie LizzieMcGuire

disneyplus are you kidding me!? all the fans interested in this are adults. kids don't know Lizzie or care about her. No manches Disney! Hasta para niños, pero para niños de los 90’s! Somos los que la vamos a ver! No puedo creer que no estén considerando a su verdadero público 😓 Disney we don’t want it family friendly ! We’re adults!! We want to see our age content

Disney+ wants to appeal to families for Lizzie McGuire 2.0?! Ok. Sure. Make sure disneyplus follows the EncoreOnDisneyPlus formula, b/c omg, the DRAMA on that show. Set to music! Yes, families and adults indeed. This is NOT what dreams are made of 😡 Lizzie itself managed to insert some slight adult themes here and there, Miranda's ED, smoking... Let's respect the audiences. Teens aren't made of sugar, spice and everything nice, they can handle more than you think.

do studio execs EVER think to scroll through social to see the desires of their target audiences Disney disneyplus why would 20-30 somethings want a children’s show?

Hilary Duff Appeared To Shade Disney+ After The 'Lizzie McGuire' Reboot Was Shut DownAnd fans think she may have also confirmed the reboot has been cancelled. This makes me so sad. The Lizzie McGuire reboot was really all I wanted out of Disney+. pitoriavaes QUE Glad I cancelled Djsney+. That platform has been disappointing from the outset

EvanMoreLeafLet ADULT VERSION! ADULT VERSION! ADULT VERSION! ALL LIZZIE FANS ARE OLDER NOW. They already have the family friendly version, it is called Lizzie McGuire from the 2000s. Watch that with your kids and then watch the adult version later, maybe giving it a slightly different title to avoid confusion. This is asinine

This is bs go with Hilary version I kind of see Disney's stance on this because the original show is SO wholesome. Like, I just don't know if I want to see the character of Lizzie McGuire on a super mature, adult show lol. That being said I loved the show as a kid and I really want the revival to happen!

We talkin 'bareback reverse cowgirl adult' or 'everything hurts and I'm dying adult'?...we're here for it either way lol 😈 disneyplus you have seriously pissed off a woman that once upon a time was a teenager who followed Lizzie McGuire as a teen. Now that once upon a time teenager is 28 and wants to follow adult Lizzie McGuire. Give the ADULTS want we want. Grow up disneyplus. It is 2020!!

disneyplus shit the bed on this one....fans like my daughter are mid 20s - early 30s. Family friendly how? Have them dancing at work over coffee? Wtf? The target audience are adults......idiots. Where's the petition to make this 'adult friendly' in order to respect the actual Lizzie fans? disneyplus Disney WaltDisneyCo RobertIger HilaryDuff terriminsky1906

Hilary Duff Hints Disney+ Cancelled the ‘Lizzie McGuire’ Reboot Because It’s Not ‘Family Friendly’.HilaryDuff hints at the reason why Disney+ canceled the LizzieMcGuire reboot.

I knew it wasn't going to happen disneyplus is seriously dumb -- Who do they think the audience for this show is?! They have a built-in audience of 90s kids that they are forsaking to make it appeal to 'families'? Nah if its some childish shit I ain't watching... disney really fucking up again 🙄 Theyre disgusting. That shitty service for kids won’t last long. Who wants to watch kid stuff all day besides kids? At least try to be diverse

We don’t want a family version (girl meets world trash) we want the adult version!!!!!!! Disney Because that worked great with Raven's House. Such a success. Well, if the norm ain't broke, don't ever try to appeal to a different demographic. I grew up watching LizzieMcGuire and now I’m 25, of course I want this show to happens and watching her as a mature woman as I am! disneyplus make this happen! Kids dosent know who Lizzie McGuire is 😭😡

She’s knows what she’s talking about. I mean the downfall of ravens home should tell em that. Sounds like Disney have Minsky two chances to “Get With The Program” WALT DISNEY CREATED THE FIRST FEATURE LENGTH ANIMATED FILM. YOU USED TO BE A STUDIO OF FIRSTS. YOU COULD MAKE IT WORK IF YOU WOULD JUST TRY TO MAKE IT WORK. BringTerriBack AdultLizzie

Lizzie McGuire Shade Alert? Hilary Duff Hints at Disney+ Woes Hilary Duff took to Instagram to comment on Disney+'s latest move regarding the Love, Simon series after they put Lizzie McGuire in limbo

It’s the ADULTS watching these re-makes. I watched every episode of Girl Meets World because I NEED to know that SEan is ok and CORPANGA still lives. Disney needs to re-focus their focus groups hulu WeirdNPissdOff Put it in hbo and let’s finally see Gordo fuck Lizzie Well if Lizzie is an adult, then she should have ADULT problems Disney! WTF! Why would your priority be kids? Most kids have never heard of Lizzie McGuire 😑😑

If y’all go on and make the show without Hilary on God we will not watch a single episode disneyplus I must be one of the only people who’s content watching the original program Who does Disney think is gonna pay for their services? Because I don’t see any kids pulling out checks Netflix 😢 😔 😞 Disney has some real marketing issues. Not everything has to be for the family consumption....

The 'Love, Simon' Series Is Moving From Disney Plus To Hulu And Some Fans Are PissedDue to its 'mature' themes, 'Love, Victor' has a new streaming platform home. Many, however, have speculated that the protagonist's sexuality was a factor. Yep, not exactly Disney values are they!? .😒

Disney better not give in. That’s dumb there’s nothing wrong with being family friendly. My goodness what is wrong with people today? Fuck, I was so looking forward to adult Lizzie in NYC going on adventures—but disneyplus had to go and screw us all. GIVE US AN ADULT-APPEALED LIZZIE MCGUIRE YOU COWARDS disneyplus Disney

Well geez! How adult was it going to be to cause being fired? Come on disneyplus. We all grow up.does it need to be pointed out that Disney princesses were married at 14,15,16 years old? andreacompton The Mandalorian its dark asf I don't see Disney making a big deal They don't trust in the brand that's it

Love, Simon was 'Not Family Friendly' for Disney + must be coz the guy is gay...💅 That's a shame It's possible to do both...like Harry Potter does...or a lower-tier but more similar example being that Life Size sequel/reboot they did (that should have had Lindsey)

The 'Love, Simon' Series Is Moving From Disney Plus To Hulu And Some Fans Are PissedDue to its 'mature' themes, 'Love, Victor' has a new streaming platform home. Many, however, have speculated that the protagonist's sexuality was a factor.

I thought that’s what we were getting from the jump 🙄 Funny how the entire Lizzie McGuire fandom knows the real reason is Hilary refuses to work with Lalaine and wants the show to focus on Lizzie only. Hilary had Terri fired. I’m done. disneyplus WHY WOULD U DO THIS... GIVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANT AND PUT IT ON HULU INSTEAD

Netflix or Prime need to buy this. QuotedReplies ISNT LIZZIE SUPPOSED TO BE LIKE LATE 20s or 30s?!? HOW CAN THEY NOT MAKE IT ADULT?!?! DISNEY I LOVE YOU BUT LIKE DONT BE DUMBBBBB this show and the love Simon show would be some of their most successful shows on Disney+ if they WERE REALISITC. This is the reason i cancelled my subscription, nothing for adults. It was cool to relive your child hood for a while. But you can only watch Bambi so many times...disneyplus take a few chances.

Look Disney .. the ONLY reason I got THREE YEARS of disneyplus was to rewatch Lizzie McGuire episodes foreverrrr AND see the reboot, the adult version. Soo get your shit together If that’s what they wanted they should’ve gave Andi Mack a few more seasons 🤦🏿‍♂️🤦🏿‍♂️ so that means the proud family is going to be dumbed down as well

pues me parece fatal, ya tienen suficientes series bastante inútiles como para que quieran manchar la imagen de esta leyenda

Questions Remain for Disney Plus, Hulu Amid Iger-Chapek CEO TransitionIn a surprise announcement, Bob Iger said he was stepping down as Disney’s chief exec citing “the successful launch of Disney’s direct-to-consumer businesses” as one reason for th… This article really didnt say much what questions he is taking over im sure Iger discussed his plans Phase 4 and the 2022 Star Wars film is likely still happening

I guess Disney's right. After all Girl Meets World took the family friendly route and is currently going strong at six seasons. the only reason I got Disney Plus was for Lizzie McGuire. Tf is this That’s such a shame! Disney should make a deal with another platform like Netflix and they can make what Lizzie as an adult SHOULD be. Good on someone for speaking up!

disneyplus first with the Love, Simon series and now with the Lizzie spin-off...your service streams The Simpsons which has themes that definitely are not family friendly. Where’s the logic?! If its Disneys way, I ain't watching it Disney disneyplus There is literally ZERO REASON to make a “family friendly” kids version of adult Lizzie. EVERYONE who watched the show and wants to see it is a completely grown ass adult. Just go make another kids show And DONT ruin Lizzie McGuire

Disney disneyplus this is why Disney plus kinda sucks. They’re disneying too hard. Give room to adult themes so it can grow. If not- get used to netflix being the top dog. They give room to grow for all different genres and tastes. (Minus cancelling CHMcConnell huge screw up) boooooo Disney

'Disney wants a show that will appeal to families' and yet they decide to put the movie Life Size 2 which is totally not family friendly. I call bull crap on disney. Son unos reverendos imbéciles quienes manejan el marketing de Disney Plus, no puedo creer que estén deteniendo por no ser apta para niños... una pinche serie que quienes la vimos ahora tenemos 20 a 25 años ESTÁN PENDEJOS NADIE DE NOSOTROS TENEMOS HIJOS BOLA DE IDIOTAS.

Lizzie has been promised to us which is why most of everyone had bought a subscription. We deserved this! 🤨 When is YoungerTV coming back that was my grown up Lizzie in my head 😫 the people who grew up with this show don’t want a cheesy, dumber-down kids version, we want a quality version with the adults acting and living as adults!!

Camilexxx_ 😱 Disney already robbed us the chance of seeing the Girl Meets World characters in their adult years, don't do us dirty with Lizzie too!!

netflix do the magic hulu just saying man Disney knows everyone who watched Lizzie McGuire when it first came out are adults now right? First you got rid of Love, Simon and now this? Just do re-runs of Mickey Mouse Clubhouse then. yo fuck Disney tho disneyplus GIVE👏THE👏PEOPLE👏WHAT👏THEY👏WANT👏 aren't we the ones paying for it🤔🤔

why can't disney just put adult content on there and just put a warning when they play the movie or let parents set parental controls? I already have netflix,disney +, and cable. I really don't want to get another streaming service Why the FUCK would Disney want that? Does tht old man run network know what the demographic was We are at youngest 19 and oldest like 35. We don't need family friend. We want the Lizzie McGuire Terri Minsky envisioned. Let her do it.

Fuck Disney Disney!! Cómo hacer tú vida más miserable en solo un paso. Qué esperaba DisneyPlus .:. Ahora cumplen, porque cumplen, necesito el regreso de LizzieMcGuire

Between this and the removal of a show, both to appeal to a family friendly market, I’m wondering if DisneyPlusUK is for me when it launches next month. Firstly, Disney needs to grow up. Secondly, if being “Family Friendly” is so important, why not just implement parental controls? It's on Disney+, WTF was she expecting

It should appeal to the ones that grow up with her. They made girlmeetsworld towards family and look how well that turned out. For fucks sake Disney get it together and just LET THEM DO IT And people want Moon Knight on Disney+? Yes, because the boy meets world spin off was so successful as a kids show.........

me disney KateNora92 Give us the adult version

This is more proof that Disney in a complete mess and is in total chaos! They’re unwilling to take chances! Bunch of Jackasses at Disney! Yo adult version 👀? I’m down for that So they want lizzie 2 lizzies kids do the same shit she did 🙄 Disney do something new please stop trying to remake things the same

Hey Disney / disneyplus : the people that watched the old Lizzie McGuire are adults now so a show focusing on adult Lizzie makes a lot more sense than worrying about it being “family friendly”. Not everything on your service needs to be viewed by all ages. 🤷🏼‍♀️ kierstaan this sucks I would’ve loved an adult version of Lizzie McGuire!!!

Disney is trash Damn it disneyplus make IT RIIGHT LET THEM SPEAK !! hulu come in clutch sis 209tarot An adult Lizzie McGuire would be fire though

they’re literally all adults now ofc they should be making an adult version of the series...disneyplus PLEASE stop being cowards for once it’s getting pathetic Ren_Chandler4 Honestly, I loved Lizzie McGuire as a kid, but the adult version Hilary Duff was describing sounded really out of touch for me.

Let Lizzie say fuck!! Ugh Disney has gotten shady recently I heard so much horror stories glad I'm never working for them😑 Get your ACT together disneyplus! Give the ladies what they want! THEY brought the hype to your service. Work out a deal that could satisfy both sides properly. AdamXBlk Ok what we’re not gonna do is make the same mistake as the That’s So Raven reboot.

Lizzie would be what 30 by now? A more adult show makes sense. No 12 year old grew up watching it. We're all grown. Fix it Disney Disney Lizzie I’m annoyed because as a 90s baby who was Distraught at your Inability to provide younger me with a season 3, ( I forgave y’all because this is what dreams are made of, was a hit).

Her post makes more sense now... thestankpodcast

Disney GIVE US THE ADULT VERSION Welcome to the corporate overlords. Fleabag has what Lizzie McGuire wants I watched like 2 or 3 episodes of Lizzie when it was on at the time. I was actually interested in watching this version, but if it's just going to be the same thing but with adults, i'll just pass 🤷‍♀️

'Adult version'......so basically Lizzie got sent to a psychiatric ward, Matt became a drug dealer, Gordo is living the fast life as a pimp and Miranda became a single mom stripper?.. I knew it.. Fuck Disney God Disney sucks. First love victor and now this. Throw the whole company away and start over saveGordo

Disney does not deserve their success. They're managing Disney+ worse than they could have, Galaxy's Edge is tanking, Star Wars is melting down, Frozen 2 was lousy enough to miss an easy Oscar nom, and so on We want tha adult version..not another Fuller House

Give us the adult version!! Disney those who grew up with Lizzie are adults now. We want an adult show. In other words, boring They were expecting Disney to take a risk on an interesting idea? That'll never happen. Probably for the best it was cancelled. We saw how Disney ruined girlmeetsworld. Thats what Disney does. They did same to Kurt Sutter months ago (similar situation), but if a person doesn't fit their DISNEY brand, they say goodbye.....even if they are great story tellers. Sucks cuz, myself, really likes Lizzie McGuire & was looking for to Lizzie. HailHydra

Put it on Hulu! We already have a version of Lizzie for kids. Now most of us are in our 30s!!! What are you thinking, Disney Plus? Hilary, just don't do it. Disney is wrong for this. disneyplus hulu HilaryDuff Hulu DisneyPlus LizzieMcGuire HilaryDuff The fans who watched Lizzie McGuire all those years ago are adults now. They are in their upper 20s and 30s. We don’t want the show to be family friendly.

DisneyPlusHelp GET FIRED ugh keep it adult. really don’t want another fuller house 😩🤢

Hilary Duff has a show called Younger, that is pretty grown up. Don't get me wrong, because I love Lizzie McGuire, but maybe it being more family friendly would separate from Younger, which is more adult. Just a thought. But the kids who watched her show and know who she is are... adults now Screw Disney

Another thing...why does it NEED to be family friend/marketable to younger gens? That’s what the original show is for and it obviously is available on the platform. Ughhhhhh ADULT DUH !!! it will not appeal to younger generations WE WANT THE ADULT VERSION I'd really like to see those first 2 episodes so I can understand what they deemed so inappropriat =/

why not send it to hulu? One of the main attractions to Disney plus are the revivals of older shows for the audience who grew up on it. What’s the point of having disney plus if their aiming for a kid audience? Watching childhood shows is fun but not forever. HuluSaveLizzie

hulu HELP US This is the only reason I was excited for Disney+. I’m definitely gonna cancel my subscription now...if the new show isn’t made/made in a half assed way to market towards kids (wtf? She’s 30!) there’s no point. I really hope they move it to Hulu but I doubt it. So upsetting. ☹️ elyssamcguire 🤦🏻‍♀️

Im a little confused honestly because Disney Plus “family appeal” strategy seems to be so damn restrictive that shows like Modern Family, Ugly Betty etc wouldnt even pass their weird test. We want (and deserve) a grown Lizzie! I think hulu or netflix should pick this up Joder Please hulu please come in and save the day. I need to see this show.

Put it on hulu cowards Streaming services are lacking shows for adults. They want pretty much everything for kids and teenagers.

AlyssaJoy2016 Speaking of which... Ummm, when does Younger return? TeamCharles GoGrowlers yes we wanted lizzie thirty, flirty and thriving! Denisegb32 mira! Why would Disney have not went through the pitch, the storylines, storyboard and even the script carefully before they even green-lit this project to begin with? That’s what doesn’t make sense to me? It’s their money, brand and product. What were they thinking?

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